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Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah at a press conference to brief reporters on the Covid-19 situation in the country, on October 3, 2020. — Picture by BERNAMA

Six new Covid-19 clusters identified in four states — Health DG

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 12 — Six new Covid-19 clusters have been detected in the country, comprising two clusters in Kuala Lumpur and one each in Sabah, Selangor, Johor and Putrajaya.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the two new clusters in Kuala Lumpur were identified as Baiduri cluster and Bah Perdana cluster, while the Kolong cluster was detected in Sabah and the Bah Tropicana cluster in Selangor.

Meanwhile, the Rinting cluster was identified in Johor and Bah Kasturi cluster in Putrajaya, he added during an online media conference, broadcast on the Ministry of Health’s (MOH) Facebook page, today.

Dr Noor Hisham said the Baiduri cluster involved the Hulu Langat and Cheras districts with the cluster index case (case 14312) identified positive for Covid-19 as the result of pre-surgical screening on October 7.

The patient was subsequently admitted to Sungai Buloh Hospital.

“The close contact screening detected 17 more positive cases, (and) until October 12, a total of 39 individuals were screened with nine of them still waiting for the results,” he said.

On the Bah Perdana cluster in Cheras, Dr Noor Hisham said the index case (case 11305) was detected on September 28 following Covid-19 screening conducted on Sabah returnees. The individual was then admitted to Sungai Buloh Hospital.

He said the screening conducted on the patient’s close contacts identified eight positive Covid-19 cases, while 13 individuals were still waiting for the results.

On the Kolong cluster in Keningau, Sabah, Dr Noor Hisham said the index case (case 13548) was detected as Covid-19-positive on October 7 following screening in the community. The patient was subsequently admitted to Lahad Datu Hospital.

“The close contact screening identified seven more positive cases and until today, three individuals are still waiting for their results,” he said.

Dr Noor Hisham said the index case (case 11804) in the Bah Tropicana cluster in Petaling, Selangor, was detected on October 2 following Covid-19 screening conducted on Sabah returnees. The patient was then admitted to Sungai Buloh Hospital.

He added that screening on the patient’s close contacts detected 13 more positive Covid-19 cases and 28 individuals are still waiting for the results.

On the Rinting cluster involving the districts of Melaka Tengah and Johor Bahru, Dr Noor Hisham said the index case (case 14350) was detected following Covid-19 screening conducted on those returning to work on October 7, and the patient was admitted to Melaka Hospital.

The close contact screening identified seven more positive cases, with 57 individuals waiting for the results.

Meanwhile, Dr Noor Hisham said the Bah Kasturi cluster involved Seremban in Negeri Sembilan, Cheras in Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, as well as Klang, Petaling, Hulu Langat, Gombak and Kuala Langat in Selangor.

“The index case (case 12553) of this cluster was identified positive for Covid-19 following screening conducted on Sabah returnees on September 24 and the person was admitted to Tuanku Jaafar Hospital, Negeri Sembilan.

“The close contact screening detected 17 more positive cases, while 10 individuals are still waiting for the results,” he added.

— Bernama

 

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